This getting started guide will help quickly setup your system after installing the latest release of Ubuntu 21.10. Impish Indri brings big changes to Ubuntu with the upgrade to Gnome 40.
Ubuntu is a polished, easy to use Linux distribution popular with new and experienced users alike. This guide will help get you started after a fresh install of the latest Ubuntu 21.04.
Flatpaks are a convenient way to install software on Linux. Flatkpak is popular because its convenient to package applications once, work across a variety of Linux distributions, and is isolated from other applications.
Ubuntu and its related distros like Elementary, Mint, and Pop!_OS have access to an enormous software library. There are times when a particular program may not be available in an official repository or is lagging behind in updates. Ubuntu developed Personal Package Archives (PPA) as a way to easily create small personal repositories to deliver software that either doesn’t qualify for the official repos or that the developer may not wish to release there. While PPAs have waned in popularity as Flatpak and Snap have received more attention, there are still many great PPAs available.
These Linux distros are simple to install, ready to work, and easy to use.
There are so many cloud services, its practically raining them. Bah duh. Awful dad joke aside, there are countless cloud services that allow for seamless syncing from device to device. What is lacking, however, is Linux compatible services. Most popular services like Google Drive, OneDrive, or iCloud only work with Windows and MacOS. Being the FOSS friendly folks that we are, we wouldn’t really want to rely on those anyway.
Every service on this list offers a native Linux client. Not some work around. Not a paid third party application. Only legit Linux compatible programs.
There’s not one.